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10/30 Exhibition game vs St. Johns will now be broadcasted on HockeyTV
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O’Neil Named Honorable Mention in this week’s NAHL Divsional Stars of the Week.
The NAHL released their weekly Divisional Stars of the week on Monday afternoon. Blizzard forward, Ryan O'Neil was named a Central Divis [...]

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Interested in becoming a Billet family for the 2019-2020 season?

Fill out and send the form below to Erika Boike at Billet@stcloudblizzard.com!

 

St Cloud Blizzard Billet Form

 

Timeline: The Blizzard organization is looking for housing families for a week, month, or an entire season.

 

PlayersThe players come from across the country and the world and range in age from 16 to 20. They need a home away from home!


Schedule: The season begins in August and runs into April. Housing families are needed any time during these months.


Benefits: In addition to the opportunity to provide a home, housing families receive a daily/monthly stipend, reduced ticket prices, and much, much, more!


Contemplating: Anyone with any interest or questions about housing a player for either short or long term should contact info@stcloudblizzard.com or fill out the form below.

 

Testimonials

Billet families love what they do!

Being a billet brings us closer as a family. It has allowed us to experience something that most people never get to experience. It was wonderful and educating hosting an international player. — Tonjum

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We do not have children and knew very little about hockey, so this experience opened our home to lots of activity and moments taht we would not have been able to take part in had we not volunteered to take on this huge role. It has been a blessing to have these young men and their parents become a part of our lives; we now have a huge extended hockey family. The dinner conversations, teachable moments (for both them and us!), laughter, and time spent together with the boys is indescribable! — Stluka

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We have thoroughly enjoyed the billeting experience. We have had some great kids live with us and become members of our family. — Jensen

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The best feeling is when the player you house scores a goal and looks up to see if you saw it. It means the world to them to know that even though their families are thousands of miles away they still have a support team here cheering them on. I believe we make a difference in these boys’ lives by giving them a family atmosphere and the support they need when their parents can’t be here. — Meier

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This has been a great experience for me! The rewards you get from housing a Blizzard player are countless! — Ponto

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We are so glad we decied to billet when the Blizzard first came to Brookings. Over the past three years we have gotten amazing young men staying with us. All of them will be a part of our family for years to come. It’s been a great experience! Our family looks forward to many more seasons with the Blizzard. — Hokenson

 

Moe Mantha – Head Coach & General Manager

Mantha comes to the Blizzard with a wealth of experience both playing and coaching throughout many levels of pro and amateur hockey. Mantha enjoyed a 12 year career in the NHL playing for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Minnesota North Stars. Mantha was also a member of Team USA at the 1992 Olympics. He began his coaching career in 1994 with the Columbus Chill in the ECHL. From there he went on to coach the Cincinnati Might Ducks, affiliate of Anaheim in the AHL. After his time in pro minor league hockey, Mantha coached for 4 years in the NAHL with stints for the USNTDP in Ann Arbor and most recently with the Michigan Warriors. Mantha also coached in Canadian major junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, and the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. Born outside of Cleveland in Lakewood, Ohio Mantha resides in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario with Kathy his wife of 35 years, and three children Ashley, Devin, and Brody.
E: moe@stcloudblizzard.com
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Casey Mignone – Associate Head Coach 

 

Mignone comes to St. Cloud with experience in junior hockey, serving as the Head Coach of the Rochester Grizzlies (NA3HL) during the 2018-2019 season. Born in Ramsey, NJ, the east coast native spent his playing days climbing the ranks of both College and Pro hockey. Graduating from Westfield State College in 2010, Mignone then continued his playing career in the FHL and the SPHL before making the switch to coaching. Since 2015, Mignone has been climbing the ranks of coaching through both college and junior hockey and looks to continue this growth for years to come. Mignone will join Head Coach/ GM, Mantha as the Blizzard look for success in their first season in St. Cloud.

 

 

E: Casey@stcloudblizzard.com

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 Chris & Mitri Canavati

Owners 

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Pete Sauer
General Manager of Business Operations

 

E: Pete@stcloudblizzard.com
P: (218) 820-5049

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Erik Rosvold
Director of Game Day Operations

E: Erik@stcloudblizzard.com
P: (612) 202-3659


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Steve Ree
Corporate Sales Associate 

 

E: Steveree@stcloudblizzard.com
P: (320) 250-5546

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Arlen Matthew Luepke
Corporate Sales Associate 

 

E: Arlen@stcloudblizzard.com
P: (320) 260-2337

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Maddy Erickson
Marketing and Promotions 

 

E: Maddy@stcloudblizzard.com
P: (320) 428-1734

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Erika Boike
Billet Coordinator 

E: Billet@stcloudblizzard.com

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Thomas Terhaar
Director of Broadcasting and Group Sales

E: Tom@stcloudblizzard.com

P: (763) 568-1092

Bryce Gustafson –  Scout (Minnesota) 

E: Brycegustafson.stcloudblizzard@gmail.com

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Bedri Kulla –  Scout 

E:blizzardscout@yandex.com

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Jamie (JR) Aller –  Scout (Minnesota) 

E:JR@stcloudblizzard.com

 

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

 

2020-2021 St. Cloud Blizzard Tender 

Andrew Boemer, D, St. Thomas Academy

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

One of the primary goals for the Brookings Blizzard is to provide players with the opportunity to develop and to be exposed to college and professional scouts. Our network within the hockey community and connections to NCAA institutions provides athletes with opportunities to advance to the next level. As an organization we take tremendous pride in seeing our players succeed beyond their playing days with the Blizzard.

The NAHL is the “League of Opportunity.” Each fall the league hosts the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN that attracts coaches and scouts from almost every NCAA school and professional organization.

2017-18 Alumni

Benjamin Beck – University of Maine // Hockey East, D1

Cade Borchardt – Minnesota State University – Mankato // WCHA, D1

Connor Koviak- University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire // NCHA DIII

Josh Boyer – University of Nebraska – Omaha // NCHC, D1

Derek Hammer – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire // NCHA, DIII

Blake Pietila – Michigan Tech University // WCHA, D1

Parker Revering – American International College // Atlantic Hockey, D1

Max Sasson – University of Maine // Hockey East, D1

Taylor Schneider – Bowling Green State University // WCHA, D1

Marek Wazny – University of New Hampshire // Hockey East, D1

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2016-17 Alumni

Roman Ahcan – University of Wisconsin // Big 10, D1

Josh Boyko – Aurora University // NCHA, DIII

Christian Canavati – St. John’s University // MIAC, DIII

Nick Cardelli – Bemidji State University // WCHA, D1

Paul Cotter – Western Michigan University // NCHC, D1

Tim Faulkner – Aurora University // NCHA, DIII

Chase Gamelin – Lake Superior State University // WCHA, D1

Jake Gwillim – Aurora Univeristy // NCHA, DIII

Carson Kosobud – Arizona State University // Independent, D1

Brandon Kruse – Bowling Green State University // WCHA, D1

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2015-16 Alumni

Griff Jeszka – University of Massachusetts-Amherst // Hockey East, DI

TJ Samec – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute // ECAC, DI

Connor Hutchins – College of Brockport-New York // SUNYAC, DIII

Colton Schmidt – Gustavus Adolphus // MIAC, DIII

Nick Ford – Elmira College // ECAC West Conference, DIII

Kane Durment – St. Thomas // MIAC, DIII

Connor Spetz – St. Thomas // MIAC, DIII

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2014-15 Alumni

Kris Brun – Oswego State University // SUNYAC, DIII

Joe Anderson – University of Wisconsin-Stout // NCHA, DIII

Ben Campbell – Nichols College // ECAC Northeast, DIII

Blake Kelley – Nichols College // ECAC Northeast, DIII

Zach Glienke – St. John’s University // MIAC, DIII

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2013-14 Alumni

Conor Andrle – Army // Atlantic Hockey, DI

Brandon Parker – University of Alabama-Huntsville // WCHA, DI

Nick Decenzo – Army // Atlantic Hockey, DI

Conrad Sampair – St. John’s University // MIAC, DIII

Jeff Flicker – St. John’s University // MIAC, DIII

Connor Girard – Air Force // Atlantic Hockey, DI

Evan Hesse – Augsburg College // MIAC, DIII

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2012-13 Alumni

Cody Marooney – University of Alabama-Huntsville // WCHA, DI

Drew Brevig – Ohio State University // Big Ten, DI

Aidan Cavallini – University of Wisconsin // Big Ten, DI

Justin Moody – University of Wisconsin-Stout // NCHA, DIII

Tyler Cayemberg – University of Wisconsin-Stout // NCHA, DIII

Jared Docken – Gustavus Adolphus // MIAC, DIII

Derek Sand – University of Wisconsin-Stout // NCHA, DIII

Thomas Williams – University of St. Thomas // MIAC, DIII

Craig Lindegard – University of Wisconsin-Stout // NCHA, DIII

Matt Youso – University of Nebraska-Omaha // NCHC, DI

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2011-12 Alumni

Jacob Meyers – Quinnipiac University // ECAC, DI

Michael Mooney – Miami University-Ohio // NCHC, DI

Nick D’Avolio – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point // NCHA, DIII

Reid Sturos – Michigan Tech. University // WCHA, DI

Casey Purpur – Northern Michigan University // WCHA, DI

Hayden Trupp – University of Alaska-Anchorage // WCHA, DI

Paul Ladue – University of North Dakota // NCHC, DI

Theme Nights/ Promotional Schedule Coming Soon!

Online Ticket Sales Coming Soon!

 

Contact Tom Terhaar with any ticketing questions or more information on group rates!

E: Tom@stcloudblizzard.com

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Season Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: ($280)
  • Senior: ($196)
  • Student: ($140)

Season Ticket Perks

  • Ticket Exchange Program
  • Payment Plans
  • Exclusive Events
  • Playoff Priority
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Buddy Pass
  • Express Entry Line
  • Reserved Seats/Stools
  • Additional Discounted Tickets
  • Bonus Seats
  • Chuck-a-Puck Vouchers
If you are looking for the perfect place for a group outing with family, friends, or co-workers, a Blizzard game  is the place to be! Gather your friends and take advantage of our variety of special packages and benefits.

 

Group Packages

-Corporate Suite:

$700 per game.

    • Complimentary meal and 3 FREE drink Tickets
    • Service for Waiter/Waitress
    • $35/ Ticket *Sold as Full Suite

 

-Flexible Suite:

VIP Option: $750-1200
General Admission: $400

  • Minimum of 25 people to reserve.
  • VIP Option: $25/ Person
  • Complimentary meal and 3 FREE drink Tickets

VIP Deck- $30/Ticket 

  • Hold up to 100 People
  • Comfortable seating and a VIP experience of the game!
  • Complimentary meal and 3 FREE drink Tickets

 

 

“The whole experience was great! The seats were awesome. The food was fantastic and one of our little guys getting to drop the first puck was so fun! He has been talking about it nonstop since Friday night! The kids at school will be jealous! We will probably be doing this again in the future and I know some of the guys plan on attending games in the near future on their own because of how much fun everyone in the group had! Thank you for your hard work making our work outing such a great night!”

For More Information, Please Contact Tom Terhaar:

E: Tom@stcloudblizzard.com

St. Cloud Blizzard Birthday Package- $150

Includes:

  • 2 Adult Tickets
  • 10 Student Tickets
  • 3 Pizzas, Drinks, and Popcorn

Plus,

  • Blizzard “Birthday T-Shirt”
  • Opportunity to sit on the bench for warmups
  • Mini Zamboni ride during intermission

To learn more and book your child’s birthday contact Erik#stcloudblizzard.com!

#Blizznation

Blizz Crew
Blizz Crew is available for SDSU college students only. Members receive a membership punch card that allows you to get a $5 ticket into each game when you show the card and receive 1 FREE drink from the Beer Gardens for those who are 21 and over!

 

Kidzz Club
Kidzz Club is available for kids 12 and under. Members receive a membership punch card equipped with 5 free games (additional punch cards may be purchased for $20), and a mini-zamboni ride, for ONLY $30/season!

For more information, please contact:
E: erik@stcloudblizzard.com

 

The BlizzShow is a weekly podcast put on by the official voice of your hometown team, Tom Terhaar!

Terhaar catches up with a new Blizzard player each week to learn more about their hockey background, upcoming games and events, and digs into their lives off the ice through the Blizzard Player poll. Catch all podcasts on social media, the website and our youtube channel!

The BlizzShow is brought to you by New Wave Productions and Leighton Broadcasting! Follow them at  @newwaveproductions_ (Instagram) and on Facebook @NewWaveProductionsMN!

Stay Up-To-Date on all things Blizzard hockey by following us on Social Media!

Facebook: @StCloudBlizzard

Twitter: @Blizzard_Hockey

Instagram: @stcloudblizzardnahl

Snapchat: @stcloudblizzard

Website: stcloudblizzard.com

Click the next page to learn about Blizzard forward #27 Ryan Green!

Kids and Parents Expo 2019- Saturday, October 26th 2019 


St. Cloud Youth Hockey Practices:

Squirt B2/C: 11/7/2019


 

Check out some Blizzard Action Shots!

Friday, November 1st vs Minnesota Wilderness 

Click the Link Below!

https://www.facebook.com/stcloudblizzard/photos/?tab=album&album_id=956408051402383

Team Wallpapers

2019- 2020 St. Cloud Blizzard Schedule


2019-2020 Team Photo


Player Wallpapers

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Kay’s Midtown Cafe

Kay's Midtown Cafe

H.R Pestys

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NovaCare

Quality INN

Quality Inn

KNSI Sports Network

KSNI

2019-2020 St Cloud Blizzard Marketing Guide

The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC), located on the north-western side of St. Cloud, is comprised of two ice sheets, two baseball stadiums and an executive par 30 public golf course. The original ice sheet opened for business in November of 1972. For over 15 years, the MAC was the only sheet within a 30 mile radius. Originally, the MAC hosted three area high schools, St. Cloud State and St. John’s University hockey programs, plus the areas youth hockey and figure skating organizations. With the increase in skating over the last 12 years, St. Cloud has seen ice sheets added to St. Cloud State University and the Benton County Fairgrounds. Having served its customers for over 20 years, usage was starting to wear on the MAC. In 1994 the MAC went through an extensive renovation. During the renovation the MAC never missed a day of business. Patrons of the MAC were very understanding and patient with the renovation process. After the final touches of the renovation were finished, MAC patrons saw an aging building become revitalized and given a new look and new features. Added to the MAC were new locker rooms, seating for 1,800, dasher boards, restrooms, office and meeting space, concession stands and additional 3,000+ square foot mezzanine. The last touch was to provide a fresh coat of paint and a bright new color scheme.

Only two years after its renovation, the MAC broke ground for its second sheet of ice. In December of 1997 the MAC opened its second arena which is parallel to the original ice sheet. Similar in function to the original sheet of ice but scaled down in size, this wonderful rink complements the main sheet very well. The new arena was designed to work with the original building so it could be used as one large facility or be separated into two separate arenas. On July 23, 1998 the original arena was named and dedicated as Dave Torrey Arena and the second sheet was named and dedicated as Ritsche Arena.

Currently the two arenas are kept busy nearly year round. The arenas hosts five high school teams, (3 boys – 2 girls), the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club and several hockey schools, camps and leagues. Over 3,000 blocks of ice time are booked by groups each year. This type of impact brings an estimate 200,000 persons through the doors annually.

Welcome to the MAC – Please come back soon!

Courtesy of stcloudmac.com 

St. Cloud Blizzard

Phone: (320) 774-1159

MAC
5001 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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Hockey Operations

Moe Mantha – Head Coach

moe@gobrookingsblizzard.com


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Front Office

Erik Rosvold – Director of Marketing & Game Day Operations

erik@stcloudblizzard.com

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House A Player
Donation Requests
Mascot/Player Appearances

 

 

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Bernie
Bernie The Blizzard

Fans, say hello to Bernie the Blizzard! You can find him out at the MAC every Blizzard home game pumping up the crowd, helping with on-ice activities, and getting into all sorts of trouble!  

Bernie and the rest of the Blizzard team love to give back to the community and meet all of their amazing fans!

 

If you are interested in having them visit your classroom, special event, or group please contact.
E: Erik@stcloudblizzard.com
** The St. Cloud Blizzard receive many appearance requests. We wish it were possible to honor all of them as they are all worthwhile events. Please know that each request is given serious consideration. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, the following information must be submitted at least one week prior to your event. **
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To make a request, please fill out the following form:
** The St. Cloud Blizzard receive many donation requests. We wish it were possible to honor all of them as they are all worthwhile causes. Please know that each request is given serious consideration. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, the following information must be submitted at least one week prior to your event. **

Donation Request

Additional Information or to follow up on a request:
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E: Erik@stcloudblizzard.com